When you buy your first luxury watch the experience can be confusing. There are so many things to consider that you can’t simply throw a month’s salary at a fancy looking timepiece only to feel buyer’s remorse before you leave the store.
Do you go for a small or large face? Leather strap or metallic? Big and bulky or slim and understated? It’s a tricky decision to make, but one that can last a lifetime and be passed to generations beyond.
As is often the best way when faced with such a conundrum, we asked an expert. And they don’t come much more knowledgeable about horology than Frédéric Watrelot, Sotheby’s watch specialist for the Middle East.
Having seen all types of watches throughout an illustrious career, Watrelot is the perfect person to guide your through your first purchase.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to buy your first luxury watch.